Staff

  • Finkelor, Benjamin

    Benjamin Finkelor

    Benjamin Finkelor is Executive Director of the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute. Prior to joining the EEI, he served in a variety of roles within the clean technology sector, including director of business development for a local clean-energy start-up company, interim executive director for CleanStart (a ...

  • Agnew, Camille

    Camille Agnew

    Camille Agnew is Research Administrator for the Energy and Efficiency Institute. She is responsible for providing pre- and post-award administration support. Agnew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Anthropology from UC Davis.

  • Block, Karen M.

    Karen M. Block

    Karen M. Block is Senior Director of Development for UC Davis Energy. She is responsible for external relations and works closely with corporate and foundation partners for the Energy and Efficiency Institute and Institute of Transportation Studies. She also oversees annual ...

  • Fortunato, Paul

    Paul Fortunato

    Paul Fortunato is Creative Specialist for the Energy and Efficiency Institute. He is responsible for using graphic design, photography, and videography to visually communicate the Institute’s key messages. He has worked with many notable companies and organizations including the Sacramento Kings, Page Design Group and the Leukemia ...

  • Leung, Halona

    Halona Leung

    Halona is the Outreach and Operations Manager at CWEE. Her responsibilities are in overseeing the administrative operations of CWEE, account management, education and outreach, event coordination, graphic design, and communications. Halona holds a BS in Psychology with a biology emphasis from UC Davis.

  • Levering, Kayla

    Kayla Levering

    Kayla Levering is Program Manager for the Energy and Efficiency Institute. She supports the EEI in its administrative, programmatic, financial, and communications and outreach efforts. Kayla has experience in office and event management and holds a Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree from Sacramento State.

  • Loge,  Ali

    Alicia Loge

    Ali Loge is the Communications & Outreach Director for the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute. She is responsible for planning, writing, editing, and producing print and online materials for audiences in academia, government, industry, and the general public. She also manages the Institute’s events ...

  • Outcault, Sarah

    Sarah Outcault

    Sarah Outcault is the Director of the Market Transformation Research Program at the Energy and Efficiency Institute. Dr. Outcault designs and implements studies and experiments to explore the drivers of technology adoption, use and maintenance, as well as opportunities for market intervention. She ...

  • Pistochini, Theresa

    Theresa Pistochini

    Theresa Pistochini is Co-Director of Engineering at the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Institute and Western Cooling Efficiency Center with 12 years of experience in applied research in energy efficiency and building operation, primarily in the areas of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. She led the ...

  • Sanguinetti, Angela

    Angela Sanguinetti

    Angela Sanguinetti is a Research Environmental Psychologist at the UC Davis Institute of Transport Studies and Energy & Efficiency Institute. She earned a B.S. and M.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from CSU Stanislaus, and a Ph.D. ...

  • Schaaf, Annemarie

    Annemarie Schaaf

    Annemarie Schaaf is the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Energy Graduate Group and the Transportation Technology & Policy Graduate Group.

  • Swayze, Kelly

    Kelly Swayze

    Kelly Swayze is the Development Assistant for the Energy and Efficiency Institute and Institute of Transportation Studies. Prior to this role, she was a Development Associate for the California Rangeland Trust, a Development Associate at Casa de Amparo, and a Visitor Services Associate at the San Diego Children’s ...

  • Vernon, David

    David Vernon

    David has a B.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison, M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Davis with a focus on energy systems. David is a member of the UC Davis Institute for Energy and Efficiency, a research center ...

  • Yashinski, Tori

    Tori Yashinski

    Victoria (Tori) Yashinski comes to ITS-Davis after spending four years working for the American Heart Association. While at the AHA, Tori worked on the Development team, where she coordinated all logistics for a $1.7M fundraising campaign and provided support for all market fundraising initiatives. ...

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